Episode 283

Published on:

2nd May 2024

The Man, The Myth, The Mustache (The Films of Steve Barkett)

THIS WEEK: The Aftermath (1982) and Empire of the Dark (1990)

In the late 1970s a man named Steve Barkett with nothing but a mustache and a dream set out to make a post-apocalyptic sci-fi action epic without a budget, studio, or feature filmmaking experience. The result was not just one, but TWO films and the lifelong respect and friendship of B-movie royalty like Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski. Sometimes in the world of amateur egosploitation, you can write/star/produce/direct and defy the odds by making something that doesn't suck!

Or maybe it's still just shit if you ask one of the other guys on this episode. Oh well.

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